Michelle Obama reemerged on Monday to once again try to steal attention from Melania Trump, but it didn’t end well for her.
The Washington Times reported that Michelle took to Twitter to shamelessly race-bait about the new movie “The Black Panther,” which had a record breaking opening weekend. Michelle tried to make the film’s success sound like some kind of racial milestone, but Twitter users immediately fired back at her in a huge way.
“Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen,” Michelle wrote. “I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories.”
Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 19, 2018
Twitter users, however, weren’t having any of it, as they quickly reminded Michelle that there is actually a long history of black superhero movies starring the likes of Denzel Washington, Will Smith and Wesley Snipes.
“So which is it: did you never watch super hero movies and read comics till [sic] this year or were none of the awesome black super heroes from years before good enough for you?” responded one user.
“[I] guess you’ve never watched #Hancock [with Will Smith] or #Blade before,” added another. “Congrats on making EVERYTHING about race.”
“Do I come from a parallel universe?” replied a third person. “Is that why nobody seems to remember the 3 very successful Blade movies? You know, the ones with the black Marvel hero Blade. Guess I may have imagined them and this film is really groundbreaking. Sorry Mr. Snipes.”
It seems that the American people are finally tiring of the Obamas constantly making everything about race. SHARE this story if you think Michelle Obama should keep her big mouth shut!